Becoming a Positive Leader: Accelerating Individual and Organizational Change

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Becoming a Positive Leader: Accelerating
Individual and Organizational Change

Barcelona, April 25-28, 2017


The program is led by the professors who carried out the original work on Positive Leadership. The faculty of Becoming a Positive Leader: Accelerating Individual and Organizational Change program is made up of professionals who are involved not only in teaching but in research and the business world. This program's team comprises:
    Alberto Ribera
    Senior Lecturer of Managing People in Organizations
    Doctor of Medicine, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
    Ph.D. in Economics, UIC (Barcelona)
    Specialist in Social and Preventive Medicine (Mental Health), Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza
    Certifcate in Personality Assessment, University of Minnesota

    At IESE he teaches the MBA course “Personality and Leadership”, which received the 2009 IESE Award for Excellence. He also teaches the Global Executive MBA course “Managing Oneself”; and executive courses on self-leadership, relationship management and executive coaching. He has been invited as visiting professor or guest speaker at universities and business schools of more than 20 different countries and at international conferences like the World Economic Forum. He has taught courses for Enel, Banco di Napoli, Telecom Italia, Saint Gobain, The Arab Contractors, Egypt Telecom, Enrst&Young, Hewlett Packard, PricewaterhouseCoopers and other firms. He is a board member of the Istituto per la Cooperazione Universitaria (Rome) and other not-for-profit institutions.
    Robert Quinn
    Co-founder and the current co-director of the Center for Positive Organizations.

    Robert E. Quinn holds the Margaret Elliot Tracey Collegiate Professorship at the University of Michigan and serves on the faculty of Management and Organization at the Ross Business School. He is a co-founder and the current co-director of the Center for Positive Organizations, which in 2012 was awarded the Research Center Impact Award by the Academy of Management. This award recognizes researchers or research centers that have made a major impact on real world management practice. Quinn’s research and teaching interests focus on leadership, organizational change and effectiveness. He has published 18 books on these subjects. Recent books include: The Positive Organization: Breaking Free from Conventional Cultures, Constraints and Beliefs; Deep Change Field Guide; Lift: Becoming a Positive Force in Any Situation; and The Best Teacher in You: How to Accelerate Learning and Change Lives. Bob is a fellow of the Academy of Management and of the World Business Academy. He was a co-recipient of the Academy of Management’s 2010 Martin Trail Blazer Award for opening new directions in the field of organization theory. He is also the recipient of the 2011 Marion F. Gislason Award, presented for life-long contributions to the field and practices of leadership. His paper on Positive Leadership was recently selected by the Harvard Business Review as one of the ten all-time classics in self-leadership. Bob is particularly known for his work on the Competing Values Framework, which is used in organizations across the globe. He has forty years of experience in assisting organizations make cultural change.
Kim Cameron
    Kim Cameron
    William Russell Kelly Professor of Management and Organizations in the Ross School of Business
    Professor of Higher Education in the School of Education

    His past research on organizational virtuousness, downsizing, effectiveness, corporate quality culture, and the development of leadership excellence has been published in more than 130 academic articles and 15 scholarly books. His current research focuses on virtuousness in and of organizations--such as forgiveness, gratitude, kindness, and compassion--and their relationship to performance. He is one of the co-founders of the Center for Positive Organizations at the University of Michigan and has served as Dean at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, Associate Dean in the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University, and department chair and associate dean at the University of Michigan.
    Yih-Teen Lee
    Associate Professor of Managing People in Organizations
    Ph.D. in Management, HEC, University of Lausanne
    Master in International Business, National Taiwan University
    Bachelor in International Trade, National Taiwan University

    He teaches subjects such as leadership, crosscultural management, and strategic human resource management in MBA as well as executive programs. Prior to IESE, he taught at HEC University of Lausanne (Switzerland), Angers Graduate School of Business ESSCA (France), the American Graduate School of International Management Thunderbird Europe (France), and Lung-Hua University of Science and Technology (Taiwan, R.O.C.).
    One of Prof. Lee’s papers on culture and the personenvironment fit, titled “Satisfaction and Individual Preference for Structuring: What is Fit Depends on Where You Are From,” won the Best International Paper Award of the Organizational Behavior Division at the 2006 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, and was one of the three finalists of the academy-wide Carolyn Dexter Award.

    Anneloes Raes
    Assistant Professor of Managing People in Organizations
    PhD in Organizational Behavior, Maastricht University
    M.Sc. in Psychology, Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherland

    Prof. Raes’ research and teaching expertise include top management teams, successful interactions between top and middle managers, self-management, leadership, and teamwork. Prior to joining IESE, Anneloes worked as an assistant professor at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland, and she held visiting scholarships at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management, as well as Harvard University. The academic work of Prof. Raes has been published in academic journals such as the Academy of Management Review, Small Group Research, and Human Relations, and was awarded with the “pioneering research award” from the Organizational Development and Change Division of the Academy of Management and Healthways.


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